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Capt. Freddie Ohr’s P-51D Mustang.

This one’s been a long time coming. The AeroMaster decals must be 20 years old at least & they’ve been on my ‘must do’ list for as long. The kit is the Airfix 1/48th. first variant, which I have done once before & I enjoyed it just as much the second time around. There are several colour photos of this aircraft in various references & they all show a pretty clean ‘plane; possibly because the pilot was C.O of the unit? With this build I tried to portray the wings in a puttied/lacquered finish, which turned out to be quite hard to do to my satisfaction. I used Vallejo & AK metallics with a touch of medium sea grey mixed in for the wing surfaces to represent the lacquered finish. The yellow is Model Master chrome yellow. The fuselage was finished with a coat of Future & the wings with my home brew eggshell clear. I have added hydraulic lines, but otherwise it is out of the box.

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23 responses

  1. I love that colour scheme

  2. Nice one! Good to see some 15th AF stuff!
    Have the same old Aeromaster sheet still lying around somewhere 😀

  3. Very nice! Looks great.

  4. Nice one Tony. I’ve got 2 of the Airfix kits as well as the Eduard one in the stash. hoping to get to them this year.

  5. This is a nice looking Mustang Tony. I have several of these 1/48 Airfix and some of the older Tamiya kits in the stash. So far I don’t have any of the new tool Eduard kits. From what I have read they are very nice too. Like Dale stated, I also have plans for some Mustang builds later this year.

    I really like what you have done here. The yellow sets it apart from the others. Very nice !!!

  6. Tony, Really nice work. I have photos of this aircraft in a few of my reference books, and must say you’ve captured its look very well. Well done !

  7. If it wasn’t for the Eduard kit, the Airfix kit would be Best P-51D in 1/48 Scale. As it is, it’s Best Affordable P-51D in 1/48 Scale, and as you have demonstrated, a real honey of a kit.

    Beautiful work, great result.

  8. Great build and great colour scheme.

  9. Really nice, matey – did that same aircraft in 2018 from the Tamiya kit…

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  10. Your Mustang looks fantastic Tony!
    The colour scheme is very attractive.
    I recon the Airfix Mustang kit is great too.

  11. Great looking Pony, and I’ll pile-on saying I love the scheme! Well done.

  12. Thanks Greg. Maybe I’ll look out for a red tail next time or perhaps a yellow nose?

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